Welcome to the 2023 AIN Virtual Conference: sustAINability

This year’s AIN Virtual Conference is our 27th annual conference, and AIN's third online conference. Our conference runs from November 16th - November 19th, 2023. And this year's theme is...sustAINability!

The world is facing a sustainability crisis. Climate change, environmental degradation, and social inequality are all on the rise. We need new ways to think and act if we are to create a sustainable future for all.

Applied improvisation is a powerful tool for creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. It can be used to address a wide range of sustainability challenges, from developing new technologies to building more resilient communities.

The "sustAINability" 2023 AIN Virtual Conference will bring together leaders from the worlds of sustainability, improvisation, and the arts to explore the potential of applied improvisation to create a more sustainable world.

The conference will feature virtual keynote speakers, workshops, panel discussions, and performances. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research in applied improvisation, share their own experiences, and build relationships with other changemakers. The conference will culminate in a call to action for how applied improvisation can be used to address the sustainability crisis.


Conference Program:

Wondering what sessions and workshops are happening this year? Check out our Conference Program page! We have amazing workshops and presentations and even a performance! And don't miss the awesome 90 minute, interactive Keynote! We currently have the weekly program in EST, CET, and JST time-zones available.

Click here to access the conference program!


Conference Details:

When: Thursday, November 16th to Sunday, November 19th

Where: Virtually, on our very own website and Zoom! 

How: Registration via our website! 

Everyone who registers for a 2023 Virtual Conference ticket will have access for the full week of conference events. After the conference, registrants will also include the post-conference package, filled with recorded sessions and workshops. Access for the post-conference package will be for 30+ days and become available mid-December.


Conference Pricing/Registration:

AIN is a professional membership-based not-for-profit organization that runs completely on its volunteers.
  • The Individual price for AIN Members is $25 (50% discount) for all three days.
  • The Individual price for Non-members is $50 for all three days.
  • The Business price is $100, giving you access to all three days plus a business listing during our conference.
  • The Sponsorship price is $250, giving you access to all three days plus a sponsorship listing during our conference. 
  • The Recordings price for AIN Members is $25 (50% discount) for access to the recordings for 30+ days.
  • The Recordings price for Non-members is $50 for access to the recordings for 30+ days.

Click here to register!

Registration closes on December 23rd, 2023.

*Business and Sponsorship rates allow AIN to raise the necessary funding to provide scholarships. Curious about our Business and Sponsorship rates? Please contact our administrator, Anna, at [email protected].

How do I know if I am a paid member?  When you signed into our AIN website, you will see the applied discount below if you are a paid member. If you feel you are a paid member but do not see the discount, please contact our administrator, Anna, at [email protected].

Conference Recordings

Please click this link to access the conference recordings page. This page details how to watch the recordings. To watch the recordings, you must be registered for the conference. 
Watch over 20+ hours of workshops, sessions, and virtual conference content. Those who are registered for the conference will get access to the recordings until February 26th, 2024! Registration closes on December 23rd, 2023. 

Here are some specific topics that we would like to explore at the conference:

How can applied improvisation be used to develop new technologies that are more sustainable?
How can applied improvisation be used to build more resilient communities?
How can applied improvisation be used to address social inequality?
How can applied improvisation be used to change our mindsets about sustainability?

The conference will take full advantage of the virtual opportunities. Expect many of your favorite events:
- AINxTalks
- Keynotes
- Workshops
- Plenary sessions
- Networking
- Social Events
- Game Swaps

AND this year we will also:
- Run timezone blocks, so everyone across the world has blocks of sessions at decent times to maximize access and inclusivity
- Offer asynchronous workshops (think about what you might want to propose as a session that can be experienced as a self-paced program)
- Record sessions for later playback (minimized FOMO!)
- Extend the conference timeframe (less stress, more value!) 

Thank you for submitting! We are so excited to learn and play together!

Want to present a workshop or propose an offer for a conference session? We would love to hear it! We are currently accepting Requests for Proposals for the 2023 Virtual Conference. This format will allow us maximal flexibility, so use your imagination and delight yourself as you submit your proposals.

Accepting: from Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Due Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Click here to submit your proposal! We are so excited to see what you submit.

Click here to read the RFP questions in PDF form. Be sure to submit your proposal via the link above.

Click here to see our 2023 Virtual Conference RFP Rubric sheet, which AIN uses as a guideline for proposal selection. 



International Theatresports Institute

With nearly 200 members in 22 countries, the ITI is one of the largest impro(v) networks in the world. Our Membership is inspired by the work of world-renowned improvisation pioneer, Keith Johnstone and we are responsible for overseeing the licensing of his formats: Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™, and Maestro Impro™. The ITI's mission is to engage, inspire and grow the global theatre community through performing, teaching and researching to evolve the work of Keith Johnstone… and beyond! To learn more or to become a member, visit our website: www.impro.global


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(Last updated: Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 12pm EST)